2021 festival programming

The 12th edition of the LatinArte Festival

From September 1st to October 31st

Voices from the Americas

During the technological era, the rising voices of underrepresented actors in the collective memory of the metropolis are increasingly present in artistic practices and in the public space: women, immigrants, sexual diversity, indigenous people, and others. These are voices that test the problems and challenges of interculturality and coexistence, as well as the great transformations that have been taking place for several decades.

For the 2021 edition, under the title “Voices of the Americas”, the objective of the LatinArte festival is to make the voices of diverse Latin Americans resonate, putting forward experiences and stories as narratives. The idea is to imbue meaning to personal and collective experiences and to incorporate plural and inclusive visions into the artistic imaginary of Montreal in order to renew the discourse and knowledge of art. Telling stories is a way to recover memory, to occupy a territory and to be part of it, because to tell a story —personal or someone else’s— is to give a space, a face and a time to experience and what we live every day. The LatinArte festival places these stories of memory and experience to highlight the historical contributions of diversity, diasporas and territorial dynamism in the Americas.

With “Voices of the Americas”, LatinArte wants to dedicate the 13th edition of the festival to these stories, which are the fruit of experience and contact over time. It chooses literature as to disseminate and transmit these ideas as a means of expression of what we have lived and live in this country, in history and in how we are. Literature is understood in its broadest sense, which includes oral stories, anecdotes and experiences that people of the Americas of diverse racial, linguistic and sexual backgrounds tell spontaneously.

Vaccination passport and photo identification are required to attend the shows.


Contemporary art

Acoustic Flows

María Hoyos, Martín Rodríguez, Victor Vargas and Omar Bernal

(Curator: Mariza Rosales Argonza)

Salle de diffusion de Parc-Extension
421, rue Saint-Roch, Montréal
Metro Parc

From September 1 to November 1
Finissage on Thursday, October 28, 6pm

This exhibition offers a space to the voices of women and men from South America to resonate and open a space of dialogue with the North. This exhibition is part of Voices from the Americas, the 13th edition of the LatinArte Festival. It presents the work of four Latin Americans creators from Quebec who take a lucid look at and listen attentively to the narratives of migratory flows. Through different mediums and perspectives, the artists weave plastic exchanges that extend from the exhibition hall to the public space. The works echo the rising voices of laborers, migrants, and agricultural and seasonal workers, among others. With a decentralized and ethical vision, the artists bring forward the experiences of actors who are underrepresented in the cultural scene or in the collective memory of the metropolis. These narratives reflect the complexity of the impacts of globalization, human flows and geopolitical dynamics. They test the notion of territory as a symbolic place charged with their personal and collective experiences. With this exhibition, we wish to incorporate into the Montreal artistic imagination a truly plural and inclusive vision that renews the discourse and knowledge of art, in tune with a changing society.


Resonance of Reality

Isabella Salas, Laura Acosta (in collaboration with Santiago Tavera), Marie-Denise Douyon and Omar Bernal

(Curator: Mariza Rosales Argonza)

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Métro Jean-Talon

From September 16 to November 7

This exhibition highlights the artistic approach of five transdisciplinary creators of Latin American origin. Resonances of the Real is presented as part of ""Voices of the Americas"", the 13th edition of the LatinArte Festival. We discover a constellation of visual and digital artworks that weave plastic exchanges from the exhibition hall to the large windows of the Claude-Léveillée cultural center. The creations offer innovative visions on current social issues, such as the tensions of interculturality, the constant mutation of immigrants, the decolonial vision of history and the omnipresence of technology. They question and explore reality in the digital age in order to make stories resonate from a plural perspective. This exhibition shows us the urgency of integrating plural and diverse narratives that reflect our current society into the collective cultural imagination.


VIDEO//PLAY

Laura Acosta & Santiago Tavera, Pascale Barret, Frederik De Wilde, Milena Desse, Eva L’Hoest, Frances Adair Mckenzie and Alisha Piercy, Rojin Shafiei, Camille Turner, Sarah Wendt and Pascal Dufaux

Itinerant program

From October 12 to 17

MTL CONNECTS is an international event with conferences, panels, workshops, etc., around thematic pavilions addressing the most pressing issues of our time. A ""Culture & Creativity"" pavilion is dedicated to the digital art world. In this context, Digital Spring Brussels and Montreal will present a traveling video program, designed to reach a large audience, while taking into account accessibility and security measures in a pandemic context. From October 12 to 17, 2021, two trucks equipped with large LED screens will circulate in these two cities, exhibiting the works of 10 Belgian and Canadian artists.

Presented in collaboration with Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée.


Cinema

Jongué, carnet nomade

Carlos Ferrand (Quebec, 2019)

(Curator: Darien Sanchez-Nicolas)

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Metro Jean-Talon

Saturday October 2 - 5 p.m. - the screening will be followed by an exchange with the public

French, English | 80 min.
A film about Serge Emmanuel Jongué, photographer and writer. Emigrated to Quebec to escape the silences of an intimate and collective history filled with shadows and wounds, he spent his short life exploring his multiple origins. Jongué's life is told through his own texts, images and unfolds in chronological form, from his birth in Aix-en-Provence to his untimely death in Montreal.

Film presented in collaboration with Montreal's Latin American Heritage Month.


The Missed round

Rafael Martínez Moreno (Colombia)

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Metro Jean-Talon

Thursday October 7 - 6 p.m.

89 min.
A washed-up boxer who is paid to lose fights tries to turn his life around after meeting a street kid who claims to be his son.

Film presented in collaboration with Montreal's Latin American Heritage Month.


Darkness + Furieuse

Jorge Sistos Moreno (México) and Juan José Cea Escobar (Québec)

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Metro Jean-Talon

Saturday October 9 - 5 p.m.

Darkness
Marina, a former teacher, finds herself on the shore of a lake, badly injured. After a long journey under a blazing sun, she arrives at the elementary school where she used to work.

Furieuse | 90 min
An introverted girl becomes an ANTI-Hero when she decides to avenge the victims of bike thefts in Montreal. Furious is a film of the mixed genre "New Black Comedy and Gore". Dark and obscure locations, alleys and scary shots with endless lines that provoke the feeling of isolation and imprisonment.

Film presented in collaboration with Montreal's Latin American Heritage Month.


The wolves dream of the lord's lambs + The Oldies

Carlos García (Rep. Dominicana) and Rosana Matecki (Venezuela)

(Curator : Darien Sánchez-Nicolás)

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Métro Jean-Talon

Saturday October 16 - 5 p.m.

The wolves dream of the lord's lambs
Marcia lives with her husband, Tony, who can barely move because of a bad leg. She suffers constant abuse from him. But Marcia's life takes a turn when she gains the power to perform miracles and wonders if she will cure Tony of his illness.

The Oldies
The Oldies takes a look at the daily work and will of those who were once at the heart of Cuba's rich musical scene. This film uncovers the young souls of the artists who shaped the country's culture and offers an intimate and compassionate perspective on life in old age.

Film presented in collaboration with Montreal's Latin American Heritage Month.


Tuku + River silence

Sani Montahuano (2021) and Rogério Soares (2019)

(Curator: Darien Sanchez-Nicolas)

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Métro Jean-Talon

Sunday October 17 - 5 p.m.

Tuku | Quechua with english subtitles | 11.19 minutes
In this story, the director recounts her childhood memories of collecting tuku larvae in the Amazon rainforest with her mother. *With the tuku I was healed, with the tuku I was nourished and with the palms I harvested. Filmed in the community of Morete Cocha, in the jungle of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

River silence | French, english | 1 h 31 min
The Belo Monte Dam, one of the world's largest and most controversial infrastructure projects, is causing ecological and social devastation along the Xingu River in Brazil. Filmmaker Rogério Soares travels to this mythical and damaged world to meet some of its most vulnerable and inspiring inhabitants.

Film presented in collaboration with Montreal's Latin American Heritage Month.


The Good Intentions

Ana García Blaya (Agentina, 2020)

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Métro Jean-Talon

Friday October 22 - 6 p.m.

1 h 27 min For her first film, the Argentinian director chose to tell us a moment of her childhood, a personal story with a universal resonance: divorced parents, a rather rocky and immature father, a mother preoccupied with the economic worries of everyday life, a child too mature for her age... Dedicated to her parents, this film is a great cry of love.

Film presented in collaboration with Montreal's Latin American Heritage Month.


At the end, the sea + Stateless

Ana Karen Alva Medina (México, 2020) and Michèle Stephenson (2020)

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Métro Jean-Talon

Sunday October 24 - 5 p.m.

At the end, the sea | 13:10 min
Veracruz, 1700. Soledad, a young girl of mixed race, is accused of witchcraft. Imprisoned in a cell in San Juan de Ulúa, she is tortured and mistreated. She finds the strength to fight for her freedom after an unexpected visit from her ancestors.

Stateless | 1 h 35 min
Apatrides follows Rosa Iris, a Dominican lawyer whose father was Haitian, on her election campaign. Director Michèle Stephenson describes the deep racial tension that divides the two countries that share the island of Hispaniola: Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Film presented in collaboration with Montreal's Latin American Heritage Month.


Family

Tran_Sites interculturelles

Santiago Tavera and Milton Riaño

(Curator: Mariza Rosales Argonza)

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Métro Jean-Talon

Sundays October 3, 10 and 17 octobre - from 9am to 12 noon

Mediation and co-creation in digital arts. Workshops for Montreal families: mom, dad and children (6 to 12 years old) to tell, draw and animate a story.


Meetings

Latin America in Quebec and Canada, a historic voice for 600 years

Alejandro Saravia, Víctor Armony and Ángel Mota Berriozábal
Moderator: Claudio Palomares-Salas

(Curator: Ángel Mota Berriozábal)

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Métro Jean-Talon

Monday October 4 - 6 p.m.

The presence and voices of Latin America in Quebec and Canada is not recent. Since the arrival of the Basques to the coasts of Newfoundland and Quebec, in the 1400s, through the journey of Samuel de Champlain to Mexico, the espionage and confrontations between New France and New Spain in the seventeen century, the claim of Vancouver Island in the name of the King of Spain, and other historical links, until today, we see encounters and narratives, between these Americas, which do not cease to intersect and give presence to the Latin American in this territory.


Symposium of the Americas

Lady Rojas Benavente, Claudio Palomares-Salas and Frantz Voltaire
Moderator: Ángel Mota Berriozábal

(Curator: Ángel Mota Berriozábal)

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Métro Jean-Talon

Friday October 8 - 6 p.m.

Telling is writing our history in Quebec and Canada, because it is through stories, poetry, novels or theater that we give territory to our lives, our experiences and memories. The voices of the Americas are thus present here. The authors reflect on this subject and share their life stories with us.


Indigenous and Afro-descendant (artistic) displacements

Biennale AF-Flux

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Métro Jean-Talon

Saturday October 9 - 1 p.m.

Although the heritage and traditions of indigenous people and Afrodescendants are different, some commonalities emerge from their respective experiences and histories. For example, forced displacement and the in-between worlds (using one's own codes and those of the dominant) are common experiences. This conference questions the convergence of Afrodescendant and indigenous experiences.Although the heritage and traditions of indigenous people and Afrodescendants are different, some commonalities emerge from their respective experiences and histories. For example, forced displacement and the in-between worlds (using one's own codes and those of the dominant) are common experiences. This conference questions the convergence of Afrodescendant and indigenous experiences.

Presented in collaboration with Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée.


How and why do local writers write about Latin America?

Joanne Rochette, Cora Siré and Bernard Pozier
Moderator: Flavia Garcia

(Curator: Ángel Mota Berriozábal)

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Metro Jean-Talon

Monday October 18 - 6 p.m.

Three Canadian and Quebec authors tell us about their perspectives and encounters with the other Americas.


Journalism as a narrative

Paloma Martínez-Méndez and César Salvatierra
Moderator: Ángel Mota Berriozábal

(Curator: Ángel Mota Berriozábal)

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Metro Jean-Talon

Monday October 25 - 6 p.m.

Journalism is a narrative that gives voice to citizens in their life stories, transmits their points of view, their artistic or professional paths. Two journalists talk about the writing and media dissemination of stories from the Americas in Canada and how they promote the Latin American presence in this country.


Music

Mamselle Ruiz, songs for children from 4 to 8 years old

Mamselle Ruiz

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Metro Jean-Talon

Sunday October 3 - 3 p.m.

Mamselle Ruiz has been reaping great success in the country for several years with her lively and touching songs that have touched the hearts of the general public. At our request, she will present a show for children from 4 to 8 years old.

Presented in collaboration with Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée.


Salón de Bal

Boogát

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Metro Jean-Talon

Wednesday October 6 - 7.30 p.m.

Boogát is a Mexican-Canadian musician from Montreal, mixing hip-hop with Latin music such as cumbia, salsa and reggaeton. In his show Salón de Bal, he takes you back to a Latin American cabaret of the 1940s where a love of old music and a desire for modernity overlap in an immigrant dance marked by a respect for tradition and a spirit of innovation. Boogát mixes its Latin hip-hop with traditional Latin American music is a 100% original repertoire, entirely inspired by the 1920s to 1960s and rearranged for the occasion.

Presented in collaboration with Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée.


Sonido Pesao

Chele (Ronald Lemus Barrientos) and Lunatico (Marco-Antonio Abal Aguilar) singers, Ian Letter on drums, Javier Muñoz Maldonado on guitar and Julien Senez-Gagnon on bass and electronics.

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Metro Jean-Talon

Wednesday October 20 - 7.30 p.m.

Sonido Pesao is an authentic ""Latin Urban/Latin Rap"" band entirely from Montreal. Their compositions energetically mix urban music, rap, cumbia and electronic elements, all supported by current Latin rhythms in tune with new Latin American cultures. The group, born in 2006 and previously named Heavy Soundz, now fully assumes its Hispanic identity by translating its name to Sonido Pesao.

Presented in collaboration with Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée.


Marianne Trudel plays Antonio Carlos Jobim

Marianne Trudel

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée 911, rue Jean-Talon Est Metro Jean-Talon

Wednesday October 27 - 7.30 p.m.

The trio of pianist Marianne Trudel revisits, with obvious pleasure, the repertoire of Antonio Carlos Jobim, co-founder of bossa nova. It is a beautiful re-reading, full of delicacy and sensuality, of these jewels of Brazilian music. Warmth, expression and passion are part of the program. Also pieces from the repertoire of Villa-Lobos, Egberto Gismonti and Djavan, Brazil in the spotlight! The artist will be accompanied by Étienne Lafrance on bass and Sacha Daoud on drums and percussion.

Presented in collaboration with Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée.


Dance

Deux solitudes dans une même présence

Ariana Pirela Sanchez

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Metro Jean-Talon

Thursday October 21 - 7.30 p.m.

Sometimes, it is necessary to move away from one's home to better understand one's roots and fall in love again with what one looked at, by too much proximity, with indifference. « Deux solitudes dans une même présence » deals with the (re)construction of identity from uprooting and the body in exile. The migration experience of Venezuelan choreographer and dancer Ariana Pirela Sánchez intimately colors this duet where the body, bearer of ancestral memories, is perceived as a vehicle of desire, resistance and resilience. Taking the form of a confessional narrative, the artist explores the themes of forgetting, compensation through imagination and rejection that are inherent to the process of cultural assimilation in order to better bring back to the surface her deepest memories. In this sensory journey, the artist mixes the traditional with the contemporary, creating an otherness between the modern and the ancestral world.

Presented in collaboration with Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée.


Story

Story time

Noë Cropsal

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Metro Jean-Talon

Saturday October 2 - 10.30 a.m.

In the company of the actor and storyteller Noë Cropsal, young and old will be able to discover beautiful Latin American tales.

Presented in collaboration with Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée.


Muerte Madrina: Tales and Songs of the Great Mystery

Ligia Borges, Ilia Castro, Saulo Giri and Mamselle Ruiz

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Metro Jean-Talon

Saturday October 23 - 7.30 p.m.

In Latin American folklore, the character of Death is often associated with positive attributes of healing and protection. In this show, three storytellers from Brazil, Panama and Argentina, Ligia Borges, Ilia Castro and Saulo Giri, join Mexican-born singer Mamselle Ruiz to explore the myths and traditions surrounding the mystery of death and to question the very nature of Life through Death. Between mourning and celebration, lightness and depth, the evening will allow listeners to get closer to these great mysteries that are Life and Death.In Latin American folklore, the character of Death is often associated with positive attributes of healing and protection.

Presented in collaboration with Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée.


Story time

Isabelle Jameson

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Metro Jean-Talon

Saturday October 30 - 10.30 a.m.

In the company of the storyteller Isabelle Jameson, young and old will be able to discover beautiful Latin American tales.

Presented in collaboration with Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée. In partnership with the Le Prevost library.


Arts and Letters

Voices of the Americas - The encounter North-South

Chico García, Joanne Rochette, Alejandro Estivill and Víctor Zamudio

(Curator: Ángel Mota Berriozábal)

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Metro Jean-Talon

Friday October 1st - 7.30 p.m.

Voices of the Americas is a series of three shows, in narrations: reading of texts, declamation of poems and a lot of music, for a journey in stories, experiences and memories. Encounters North-South will bring to the stage the voices of the Americas in a show filled.


Voices of the Americas - Sur & Tango

Ensemble Tango Porteño, Flavia Garcia and Ingrid Bejerman

(Curator: Ángel Mota Berriozábal)

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Metro Jean-Talon

Friday October 29 - 7.30 p.m.

Voices of the Americas is a series of three shows, in narrations: reading of texts, declamation of poems and a lot of music, for a journey in stories, experiences and memories. Poetry and texts by authors from the South, accompanied by the rhythms of this strange mixture of Cuban habanera, African candombe, gypsy dance and Italian song that is El Tango


Voices of the Americas – Diversity

Andy Rubal, Gloria Macher, Adrián Valdés Montalván and Martha Tremblay

(Curator: Ángel Mota Berriozábal)

Maison de la culture Claude Léveillée
911, rue Jean-Talon Est
Metro Jean-Talon

Saturday October 30 - 7.30 p.m.

Voices of the Americas is a series of three shows, in narrations: reading of texts, declamation of poems and a lot of music, for a journey in stories, experiences and memories. Poetry and texts by authors from different origins, accompanied by Afro and fusion rhythms.